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Flag ban supporters present colorful petition to school board
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – At Monday night’s Orange County School Board meeting, the Hate Free Schools Coalition presented the board with a paper chain of 1,096 colorful paper dolls representing each of the signatures collected in an online petition supporting banning the Confederate flag in Orange County schools. Presented by students who attend Orange
Second Chance Alliance brings personal stories to the forefront
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
RALEIGH – Months of preparation culminated Tuesday when the North Carolina Second Chance Alliance and its supporters walked into the state legislature for the biannual Second Chance Lobby Day to lobby for numerous bills promoting opportunities for North Carolinians with criminal records. Part of National Reentry Week, a variety of reforms are being
Lee, Harris recognized as “history makers”
Saturday, April 22, 2017
RALEIGH – The Alliance of North Carolina Black Elected Officials recognized two North Carolina “History Makers” at the Senator Jeanne H. Lucas Luncheon, part of the larger two-day Black Summit held in Raleigh. Retired North Carolina Senator Howard Lee and Andrea Harris, founder of the N.C. Institute of Minority Economic Development, were
Fight continues to ban Confederate flag in Orange County schools
Friday, April 21, 2017
HILLSBOROUGH – The Hate Free Schools Coalition first took the floor at an Orange County school board meeting last December to support a ban on the Confederate flag and all displays of racial and ethnic hatred in public schools. Since then, the coalition’s presence at meetings has steadily grown as more residents, parents, teachers, officials and
Durham CAN wants city to retake property
Thursday, April 20, 2017
DURHAM – Over 400 delegates of Durham Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods will meet with city officials Monday to discuss the future of Fayette Place. Durham CAN is a grassroots network of affiliates whose mission is to provide affordable opportunities for low-income families. The meeting will be held at Monument of Faith Church, 900 Simmons
Chatham County Schools getting ahead of teacher shortage
Thursday, April 20, 2017
PITTSBORO — The nationwide teacher shortage potentially puts educator Orlando Dobbin in the driver’s seat. An intern at Pittsboro Elementary in Chatham County Schools, Dobbin is on track to earn a graduate degree in counseling this summer from the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. So the wonder is whether
‘Scandal’ star donates purse to InterAct
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The power of the purse is well-known in American politics. Whichever group has the money to support politicians has the power to influence policy. But there is also the power of the purse in relationships, and those who have been involved in abusive relationships know it all too well. Actress Kerry Washington of ABC-TV’s “Scandal” has
Autism treatment in NC an uphill battle
Monday, April 17, 2017
RALEIGH – North Carolina is one of 45 states that require insurance policies to cover applied behavior analysis therapies for people on the autism spectrum. However, advocates for people with autism say there's a catch. Employer-sponsored health plans are required to cover it, but the state specifically exempts individual policies purchased on the
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Virginia Union earns top awards

The Virginia Sports Information Directors named CIAA Player of the Year, Ray Anderson, co-player

Duke receives gift to help first-generation students

DURHAM – When David Rubenstein enrolled at Duke University in the late 1960s, he was the

Flag ban supporters present colorful petition to school board

HILLSBOROUGH – At Monday night’s Orange County School Board meeting, the Hate Free